Henri Nouwen says “the word ‘discipline’ means ‘the effort to create some space in which God can act.’”
I think the Christian’s most important move is to step aside and give God the proper room to do what He does best. You see, we are completely dependent upon Him. We may not realize or accept it, but that doesn’t deny its reality. Everything we have comes from Him.
Consider the air you breathe.
Did you produce that in and of your own strength?
No. It comes from the God of the Universe.
The Apostle Paul’s exhortation to the men of Athens was simple: “For in Him we live and move and have our being.”
He even quoted some their famous poets in saying, “We are His offspring.”
Our lives are often marked by independence and a renegade spirit, but this shouldn’t be the case in the Kingdom of God! Our high calling is one of submission and servanthood. Our strength comes from above and can only be made active as we approach God in humility and contriteness of heart. Let’s push aside our pride and create space in which God can act!
Let’s continue to be dependent upon the Lord. Let’s lean into the Lord for HIS wisdom and strength.